Bourdair Gallois Brut NV Champagne
David Bourdaire produces his Champagne from 4 hectares situated in and around the village of Pouillon in the Massif Saint Thierry. Soils, in these undulating hills north of Reims, include a large portion of sandy clays, offering a distinguishing expression to the area's champagnes. The family began estate bottling in 2001 when they left the cooperative that David’s grandfather founded in 1951. The vineyard is comprised of 85% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir. The oldest part of the vineyard was planted in 1923 and the average age of the vines is 43 years. Bourdaire-Gallois farms sustainably, cultivating natural grasses between the vine rows and avoiding chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The vineyard is planted on low yielding root stocks and David vinifies each parcel separately. David adjusts the dosage level with each disgorgement.
The Cuvée Prestige is a blend of 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir harvested from five different parcels. After a slow and gentle the juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks. It undergoes a malolactic fermentation and then rests for four years before release. The typical dosage is 7g/l.